Definition of cursorily in English:

cursorily

adverb

  • See cursory

    • ‘Family, friendships, a first marriage are only cursorily covered.’
    • ‘Both writers very often delve deep into their intellectual recesses and present in their novels and short stories images that, cursorily captured in our reading, hardly replicate real life.’
    • ‘The officer only cursorily looked through our things.’
    • ‘As one rushee group leaves and one arrives, the current sisters will cursorily vote on the girls based on their scintillating five minute conversation.’
    • ‘The Stanilaus verdict is an unsatisfactory and cursorily written judgment - with ‘Emergency haste’ written all over it.’
    • ‘They cannot afford to read vital material cursorily too.’
    • ‘It would be worthwhile examining, cursorily, the roots of this ideology before dispensing with it for good.’
    • ‘It was not surprising that the Cardiff study attracted little substantial coverage in the British press this week (though its headline claims were cursorily reported).’
    • ‘But really, don't waste any time on that link - just glance it over cursorily enough to glean the context in which to fully appreciate this brilliant, twinkling compilation of one-star Amazon reviews of the aforementioned best books ever.’
    • ‘I am not doing his argument complete justice, but this is in part because the bulk of his analysis is in his articles and book draft and is only cursorily summarized here.’
    • ‘Typically of the 70s, though, McGrath is only cursorily interested in the sexual politics that troubled this younger generation.’
    • ‘CNN covered this very cursorily according to the transcript.’
    • ‘The topics, however, being of monumental proportions, can only be cursorily sketched in less than three hundred pages.’
    • ‘You can teach a good deal of theory, simulate decision making by cursorily looking at case material and learn about how businesses ought to be run.’
    • ‘It is a misconception widely held by people who have read Das Kapital only cursorily that Karl Marx believed wealth should be redistributed more evenly.’
    • ‘This day is one that typically Americans pay sort of attention to cursorily in the most off-handed ways.’
    • ‘Mr Connelly examines, rather cursorily, the evidence for this myth being, in part, a fable.’
    • ‘How is the category ‘designer’ constituted significantly by the degree to which it must ignore or only cursorily recognize these outside disciplines?’
    • ‘Looked at cursorily, it gives the impression of a piece of glass and its edges are sharp and can cut.’
    • ‘Most forms are somewhat thick walled, and are generally finished simply, even cursorily, with few extraneous details or surface treatments.’

Pronunciation

cursorily

/ˈkəːs(ə)rəli/